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Natural History Museum > Fish

submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003


Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Garfish, Belone belone

With a long snout full of needle-sharp teeth, the gar is easy to recognize. It is frequently found in the shallow waters around Kythera during the summer. The gar is also known as “greenbone” because of its color when cooked.

Garfish skull, 23 cm. Gift of Tom Schreuder, Sem Schreuder and Inge de Leeuw, 2001. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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